Bret Bielema Bio, Wife, Age, Net Worth, Coaching, Salary, Twitter, Family, Contract, High School, Married, Wiki

Bret Bielema Biography: Wife, Age, Net Worth, Coaching, Salary, Twitter, Family, Contract, High School, Married, Wiki

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Bret Bielema is an accomplished American Football coach and one-time defensive lineman for the University of Lowa.

He was raised alongside his two sisters, Brandi and Betsy Bielema; and became a promising sport talent during his time at the University.

Bret Bielema captained the college football team, playing as a defensive lineman between 1998 and 1992.

He was appointed as head coach of Wisconsin Badgers in 2006, ending his first regular-season 11–1 (7–1 in Big Ten Conference play).

Bret Bielema also had an opportunity to coach Arkansas Razorbacks, New England Patriots, and New York Giants, in different capacities, before being hired by the University of Illinois.

Bret Bielema
Bret Bielema: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name:Bret Arnold Bielema
Stage Name:Bret Bielema
Born:13 January 1970 (age 54 years old)
Place of Birth:Prophetstown, Illinois
Coaching Record:Arkansas Razorbacks football, Wisconsin Badgers football
Parents:Arnie Bielema, Marilyn Bielema
Height:1.88 m
Children:Briella Nichole Bielema, Brexli Nichole Bielema
Siblings:Betsy Bielema, Brandi Bielema
Girlfriend • Spouse:Jennifer Hielsberg (m. 2012)
Occupation:Footballer • Coach
Net Worth:$8,000,000

Early Life

American Football personality; Bret Arnold Bielema, was born in Prophetstown, Illinois on the 13th of January, 1970.

His father; Arnie Bielema, worked in his neighbourhood and was known to help the locales with heavy-duty lifts due to his stature. Bielema’s mom; Marilyn Bielema, was very reserved and found deep meaning in sports.

The 51-year-old belongs to a White Caucasian ethnicity and grew up with his sisters Brandi and Betsy Bielema.

Unlike many of his childhood friends, Bielema grew up with a keen interest in American Football.

He soon picked up an active membership in his schooling days; earning him a chance to develop his moves quite early.


Bret Bielema received much appraisal for his extra-curricular performance at school. He completed his basic education four decades ago before finishing High School with very good grades.

However, it was during his time at the University of Lowa, that the sport-kid got a chance to live his dream.

Between 1998 and 1992, Bret Bielema played college football, owning the defensive lineman position for four consecutive years; and captaining the team during his senior season. His coach; Hayden Fry, help put in a good word on his behalf to top personalities of the sport, earning Bielema a chance to get good drafts in years that followed.

Nonetheless, Bret Bielema‘s time at school was dented by his controversial comments to Iowa State head coach, Jim Walden, after they lost to Iowa 21-7 in his senior season. This led to Bielema‘s reprimand by University of Lowa officials.

He graduated from the Institution a few years later with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing; but headed to the Arena Football League; where he played for the Milwaukee Mustangs.


Bret Bielema was appointed as head coach of Wisconsin Badgers, ending his first regular-season 11–1 (7–1 in Big Ten Conference play). On the 16th of September, 2006, his team secured a 14–0 victory over San Diego State; making him the third coach of the Badgers to win his first three games.

Before the end of 2006, he spurred the side to a stunning victory over Purdue and tied the record for most wins by a first-year coach at UW with seven. He secured his ninth victory by beating Penn State Nittany Lions 13–3 and set another record on the 11th of November after defeating Iowa Hawkeyes 24–21.

By doing so, Bret Bielema became the first head coach in Big Ten history to win ten games in his first season. He also had eleven consecutive wins in the regular season with a 35–3 victory over the University at Buffalo on the 18th of November, 2006.

Bret Bielema‘s fine start to the coaching job saw him become only the third coach in NCAA history to win 12 games in his rookie season. He led Wisconsin to 17 victories in his first 18 games; earning him a very high reputation in the community.

In 2010, Bret Bielema had staked a claim to the best results. His Badgers side defeated top-ranked Ohio State 31–18, in Madison. It became Badgers’ first victory over a top-ranked team in the division since 1981. However, he ended his tie with Ohio State 1-5. With many records tied to his name, many believe Bret Bielema’s legacy remains hard-done-by consecutive Rose Bowls losses. He remains the only coach in Wisconsin history to suffer this fit.

After six years in charge, Bret Bielema departed Wisconsin to take the job at Arkansas Razorbacks. Reports suggest that the 51-year-old was unhappy about the payment misgivings on his assistant coaches. Bielema was the highest-paid state employee in Arkansas with a salary reported at $4,200,000, after his appointment.

On November 24, 2017, Bret Bielema was fired after five seasons as Arkansas’s head coach following a 48–45 loss to the Missouri Tigers. Although his side led twice by 14, the Razorbacks lost both leads. His departure was accompanied by bizarre circumstances; with Bielema speaking to reporters after the game on how he was fired. He claimed he was sacked in a very unprofessional way.

Bret Bielema NFL Experience

Bret Bielema was appointed as a defensive consultant to Bill Belichick; head coach of New England Patriots at the time. This was before the start of the 2018 NFL season. A year later, Bielema moved up the ladder by becoming a defensive line coach in the 2019 season.

On the 21st of January, 2020, the New York Giants appointed Bret Bielema as the outside linebackers coach and senior assistant of the team. His time with the Giants was short-lived, after the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign announced Bret Bielema‘s hiring in December 2020. He took over from Lovie Smith.

Personal Life

Bret Bielema got engaged to Jennifer Hielsberg on the 1st of April, 2011. After four years of courting, they took their marriage vows at a private ceremony held in a Catholic Church on the 10th of March, 2012.

His wife, Jennifer Hielsberg, worked as a model for several modelling agencies prior to their marriage. She also paid her dues in the financial sector before settling for an entrepreneurial life.

In 2020, Bret Bielema and Jennifer Hielsberg celebrated an eight-year marriage anniversary, with the sports star taking to social media to announce the fit. They are also blessed with two daughters; Briella Nichole Bielema (born on the 8th of July, 2017), and Brexli Nichole Bielema (born on the 18th of March, 2019).

Net Worth

Due to his level of experience and popularity in the American Football clime, Bret Bielema‘s financial status is currently on the rise.

Bret Bielema net earnings from the sport is amongst the best; with the sports personality holding an estimated worth of $8,000,000.

Social Media

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